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1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for breakfast

We always used to go to Woodruffs for breakfast in Stroud but have been disappointed there the last few times so decided to try Star Anise which was excellent - like Woodruffs of old. Very nice breakfasts including a vegan fry up we'd highly recommend. Good drinks and lots of different milks on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Andrea H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We always used to go to Woodruffs for breakfast in Stroud but have been disappointed there the last few times so decided to try Star Anise which was excellent - like Woodruffs of old. Very nice breakfasts including a vegan fry up we'd highly recommend. Good drinks and lots of different milks on offer for coffees etc. Service very pleasant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Wasn't a brilliant experience, after ordering a slice of cake we were told that they had none left of any kind. We decided to order coffee instead which came with nice presentation but didn't taste as good as it looked - it needed to be warmer! the atmosphere was lovely however and the café looks good:-)

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England
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47 restaurant reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Popped in on Saturday while passing through Stroud. The restaurant just felt "right". Although a limited menu they produced some great food with wonderful flavours. Lovely to see some morris dancers performing in the court yard!

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Deliciously strong coffee. Great fish and chip lunches. Lovely lunches. A taste of Stroud not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Following a challenge to visit all the coffee shops in the south west indi coffee guide we set of to Stroud. The cafe is stunning, not a pre set costa set up, instead an odd shaped building full of character. The coffee (a flat white) was perfect, and the recommended chocolate and avocado cake didn't disappoint. The staff were friendly... More 

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I visited the cafe a few days ago and as soon as I opened the door I knew it was going to be a good atmosphere. There was light music playing, it was comfortably warm and some delicious smell coming from the kitchen! I only had an Americano but it was very nice. The pastries on the counter looked amazing,... More 

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Gloucestershire, England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited with two friends one busy lunch time. One of us didn't want to eat and just had a coffee, which was no problem for the staff - no minimum lunchtime charge here. I had spinach and butternut squash quiche and salad, which was delicious, and my other friend had carrot soup. She didn't want the bread with it,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having recently become vegetarian I have been looking for interesting vegetarian restaurants. This cafe had a fantastic selection of healthy vegetarian meals. It was beautifully presented and tasted great.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good quality mainly vegetarian grub, always well presented. Great for lunch out. Also serve breakfasts.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've visited Star Anise quite a few times in the last couple of years ans appreciate its ethos on things; its a unique, lovely and inspiring place, somehow full of spirit unlike the vast majority of cafes out there, though the staff are cool and not very friendly. Though I sense it is indeed a soulful, colourful, musical, fun and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud GL5 1QG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stroud

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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